This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

The semester is quickly coming to a close…but there’s still a lot happening at the Wesley Foundation!  The end of classes means…the beginning of Wesley study breaks.  Here’s what’s happening at Wesley this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, December 6

11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
5 pm – Music Practice

6 pm – **Special Worship Service with Wesley Memorial – held in Church Sanctuary**, followed by dinner on the town
8:30 pm – SCC Meeting at Deborah’s House
Monday, December 7
Deborah in Richmond for Campus Ministry Discernment Team meeting
8 pm – Grad Group – a ministry for Graduate students, contact Amy Moses (arm8h) for more info

8 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 1), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Matt Hunt (mrh8h) and Becca Worley (rjw5x).  We are offering two different sessions so that you may find one that best fits your schedule.

Tuesday, December 8

Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
12:30 pm – Lunch at the Pav – Meet in Pavilion XI on the lower level of Newcomb for lunch and fellowship.  Buy lunch there or bring your own.
7:32 pm – Lighting of the Lawn – Meet at the Foundation and walk over together

Wednesday, December 9 (Reading Day)

11:31 am – MASH Study Break in Game Room

2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:
6 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 2), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Paul Pletcher (pdp3c) and Jenny Burks (jlb7cn).
7:14 pm – Swole Society (aka weightlifting) with Stephen Sholden – Meet at the Foundation
9:06 pm  Broomball (beginning at 9:30) – meet at the Foundation

Thursday, December 10

10:23 am – Run/Walk with Helen Ross and Joey Portzer
Deborah at United Ministries lunch 12-1:30pm
6:03 pm – FREE Homemade dinner in the dining room
**No Forum**

Friday, December 11
Deborah’s day off
11:11 am – Christmas Trilogy Part I
– Card-making with the Witness team

Saturday, December 12

4:56 pm – Christmas Trilogy Part II – Sugar Cookie Baking and Disney Sing-a-long in the Dining Room with the Fellowship team

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, 12/13 – Final Worship this semester, 5:59 pm – Third Sunday of Advent, 7:07 pm – Christmas Trilogy Part III – Caroling with the Discipleship Team
More study breaks!

Special Announcements: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services?  Contact Music Man/Director, Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp).

Interested in our Spring Break trip? Miss the interest meetings? No worries! This year we’re headed to Washington, D.C. to work with an organization that will place us in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other locations for the week.  Join us for a spiritually focused week of mission work at minimal cost to you! For more information, contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e).

To close, I wanted to offer you a piece of this week’s lectionary that I found particularly meaningful.

4As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
5Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
6And all mankind will see God’s salvation.’ ” – Luke 3: 4-6

As always, Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)

lauren t. gilchrist
school of architecture
class of 2010
university of virginia
wesley foundation scc president